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OMG NYC (Origami Meetup Group! New York City) is a group for people to come together and share the beautiful art of Origami, an ancient art of folding various mediums, most commonly paper. Occasionally, other materials folded are fabric, wire mesh, sheet metal, tissue, thin plastic, cardboard, and straws. The word comes from the combination of the Japanese verb oru (to fold) and the noun kami (paper).

Before the Covid-19 pandemic, we met at least once a month as a big group, to teach each other new models and share paper, books, and tips; also to organize special folding retreats and paper shopping tours in the city. Our regular schedule was every Third Saturday of the month.

Also we had evening after work meetings on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings called WTF (Weekly Tuesday Folders), TOM (Taro's Origami Meetup) and AWOL (After Work Origami Lovers), respectively. These are smaller, more intimate gatherings of origami friends that meet to fold, fold, fold.

Now, as we seem to be reemerging from the lockdowns, we have been going virtual with OMG OZ (Origami Zoomers) on Wednesdays through Zoom. And during the warmer months, we are experimenting with outdoor, in person folding in different locations.

Supporting the 34th Street Partnership, we will have a short weekday meetup in Greeley Square Park to give city workers a Tuesday afternoon break and in person folding outside.

Check out the calendar for more details.

And everyone is welcome — so, come fold with us! This group is open to all levels, from beginners interested in starting a new hobby to the advanced folder... So, come join the Fold!!

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WTF (Weekly Tuesday Folders)

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Is it possible to have too much Origami? In the world of OMG never!

This is our Weekly Tuesday Folders, aka WTF, meeting now at Panera Bread near Bryant Park, Kinokuniya bookstore, Muji (for origami paper bargain), Staples office supplies (like PAPER!) and more.

This meeting is free and open to all level of folders from beginners to advanced. Bring paper and your books, and also there will always be free paper available to share so you can just show up and fold! If you have models you would like to learn or teach, let us know and we will try our best to accommodate.

It would be great for you to RSVP if you plan on attending — so others will know you will be there.

Hope to see you there – Happy folding!

NOTE: Reminder emails for WTF will not be sent out because it will always be at the same time and same place and same day of the week and we are trying our best not to send out too many mass emails for the group! So check back here on the website for any changes and updates or cancellations ;)

OZ (Origami Zoomers) OMG NYC weekly digital meetings

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Hello fellow OZ (Origami Zoomers) This is our weekly hang-out and folding digital meeting space! anyone is welcome to join. Even if you don't have a meetup account. (please send me a message and I can send you the zoom link, it will be the same every week) We will meet every Wednesday at 7PM and hang out and fold. The format of the meeting will be very informal, like our local meetings used to be when they were in person. (think of it as a virtual cosi/panera/argo)

-first 10/15 mins of catching up and chatting

-Teach a few models
(please post a photo as a comment here if you'd like to teach or volunteer during the meeting)

-afterward, more folding or just hanging out or sharing origami news

For those of you that want to fold in smaller groups to either review a model that was taught or other models, we can create breakout rooms

Please RSVP if possible so we know who is coming!

Come join us in OZ (Origami Zoom-Land)

AWOL - After Work Origami Lovers

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Come AWOL with us! (After Work Origami Lovers)
After a long week what could be better than meeting with friends and potential new friends to fold your work week away! We'll be trying a new location near Koreatown and the Empire State building, Panera Bread.

It should be a lot of fun and more intimate than our once a month big meetings. A great place to learn some new models and also get help on models you're been stuck on. Bring your latest folds and creations for show and tell and your favorite models to teach and learn.

This meeting is free and open to all level of folders from beginners to advanced folders. Bring paper and your books and also there will always be free paper available so you can just show up and fold!

Please try to RSVP so others will know you will be there. Hope to see you there! Happy folding!!

WTF (Weekly Tuesday Folders)

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Is it possible to have too much Origami? In the world of OMG never!

This is our Weekly Tuesday Folders, aka WTF, meeting now at Panera Bread near Bryant Park, Kinokuniya bookstore, Muji (for origami paper bargain), Staples office supplies (like PAPER!) and more.

This meeting is free and open to all level of folders from beginners to advanced. Bring paper and your books, and also there will always be free paper available to share so you can just show up and fold! If you have models you would like to learn or teach, let us know and we will try our best to accommodate.

It would be great for you to RSVP if you plan on attending — so others will know you will be there.

Hope to see you there – Happy folding!

NOTE: Reminder emails for WTF will not be sent out because it will always be at the same time and same place and same day of the week and we are trying our best not to send out too many mass emails for the group! So check back here on the website for any changes and updates or cancellations ;)

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AWOL - After Work Origami Lovers

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